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World Technopolis Review
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Journal DOI :
World Technopolis Association
Editor in Chief :
Deog-Seong Oh, Fred Young Phillips
Volume & Issues
Volume 2, Issue 2 - Aug 2013
Volume 2, Issue 1 - Jun 2013
Volume 1, Issue 4 - Jan 2013
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Germany Goes Green - Innovations towards a Sustainable Regional Development
Gruehn, Dietwald ;
World Technopolis Review, volume 1, issue 4, 2013, Pages 230~239
DOI : 10.7165/wtr2012.1.4.230
The paper deals with recent paradigm shift in German environmental policy, fundamentally modifying the German society towards a sustainable future development. Key elements of this development are forceful climate protection measures to contribute to global climate protection strategy and to fulfil international conventions, supplemented by a comprehensive strategy to promote the adaptation to climate change, the nuclear power phase out in the medium term, and innovative landscape and regional planning projects to strengthen regional identity and economic power. All this components are,complemented by a financial support program including incentives, tax reductions, and research funding.
The Area-wide Economic Regions in Korea: Orthodox New Regionalism or Politically-inflicted Regionalism?
Cho, Cheol-Joo ;
World Technopolis Review, volume 1, issue 4, 2013, Pages 240~255
DOI : 10.7165/wtr2012.1.4.240
The recent interest in regions represents a rise of the new regionalism. Three competing theories provide the frameworks of explaining the ascendance of regions as the meaningful vessel of territorial economic and political processes. They are the orthodox new regionalism, the new politics of scale, and the relational topology of networked actors. Referring to these theories, this paper assesses the establishment of cross-provincial Area-wide Economic Regions (AERs) in Korea. The findings indicate that AERs represent a radical shift to a new regionalism. However, it is misconceived to see their ascendance as the orthodox new regionalism, as they marginally fit the hollowing-out of the state thesis. Nor they show distinct features to which the politically-inflicted regionalism is attributed. In consequence, AERs represent the emergence of a new regionalism that is consequent of the unique politico-economic context of Korea, say, a most centralized state-society combined with the neoliberalizing policy process emanating from the globalization pressures.
Introduction to Science and Technology Park Activity - Case Study That Focuses on Complementary Support
Kosmol, Jan ; Kotra, Jacek ;
World Technopolis Review, volume 1, issue 4, 2013, Pages 256~263
DOI : 10.7165/wtr2012.1.4.256
The article focuses on the activities of Science and Technology Park, "TECHNOPARK GLIWICE" Ltd. which is one of the best parks in Poland. The park operates for only four years. The article describes the most important projects which has been and are being implemented in Technopark Gliwice. The projects are mainly aimed at students and PhD students of the Silesian University of Technology and the employees of SMEs. The paper also presents the best companies located in the Park and the cooperation between the Park and other institutions of this kind in Poland. Moreover, the paper describes the laboratory equipment of the Park and the services which the Park provides to SMEs with the use of this equipment.
Establishing National Science and Technology Park in Pakistan
Hashmi, Amer ; Shah, Ali ;
World Technopolis Review, volume 1, issue 4, 2013, Pages 264~275
DOI : 10.7165/wtr2012.1.4.264
This paper presents the concept of the National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) in Islamabad, Pakistan. Keeping in line with Karl Popper's Piecemeal Social Engineering theory, a critical-pragmatic approach is adopted in shedding light on the strategic thrusts and expected outcomes of this knowledge-driven, entrepreneurially-spirited, multi-industry project. Based on Triple-Helix perspectives, we investigate the role of the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad in efforts aimed at developing NSTP as an intermediary hybrid organization that enhances industry-academia-government linkages, with the potential to serve as an engine for regional and national economic growth and competitiveness.
Changing Dark Coal into Illuminating High-Tech - Ways out of an Economic Crisis in Dortmund, Germany
Becker, Eberhard ; Herrmann, Simone ;
World Technopolis Review, volume 1, issue 4, 2013, Pages 276~286
DOI : 10.7165/wtr2012.1.4.276
"Federal investments into the future of a region" - pushing economy in the right direction or throwing tax money into a black hole? Hot-headed contentions keep circulating within politics and economy discussing the effect of technology centers and their sustainability within a region. Start-up support and technological infrastructure with the auxiliary service of well developed sector-oriented clusters as a fertile soil for successful networks are an undeniable advantage of well organised technology centers. Sceptic contemporaries still hold against that in order to implement such a center millions of federal funds for infrastructure and operation are invested. What output of this tax money is verifiable in the long run? The case of Dortmund provides substantial food for this necessary and relevant discussion. Now, after 27 years of history of the TechnologieZentrumDortmund, TZDO for short, a positive balance can be drawn. This is not just a matter of personal belief and stance. Fortunately, a recent study on the economic effects of the TZDO on the whole region was performed by the Center of Applied Economy Research M
nster, Germany (Gundel and Luttmann 2008). The result is clear and measurable: the TZDO has shown to be of great impact on the positive development of a whole region. This paper presents an account of the approach of the TechnologieZentrumDortmund and its current strategy and mode of operation to reach an utmost of effectiveness of personal and pecuniary input in establishing economic success for the region of Dortmund. An immense change of minds, employment opportunities and a massive structural change of the whole region were some of the ambitious aims that had to be reached and that are achieved to a large extent.